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In Connecticut, Core Standards for Mathematics and English Language Arts were implemented in 2013. Since 2010, across the state high school graduate rates have improved 5.2%, to 87%.8 In 2015, graduation rates increased for nearly every group, and Connecticut leads the nation in closing achievement gaps around high school graduation.9 (The one exception involved English Language Learners, whose graduation rate slipped .8%) In addition, in 2013, Connecticut’s 12th graders achieved the highest scores in English Language Arts on the National Assessment of Education Progress.10


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8     http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20150319/connecticuts-graduation-rate-continues-to-rise

9     http://ctmirror.org/2015/05/14/connecticuts-graduation-gap-is-big-but-shrinking/

10   http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2014/05/no_change_in_12th_grade_perfor.html

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